Sint Sebastiaan Bridge

The Sint Sebastiaansbrug (Saint Sebastian Bridge) over the Rhine-Schie canal is the main link between the old city center and the southern part of Delft.

The total span is approximately 165 m, with a movable section. The bridge is in poor condition and needs replacement also to allow a new tram line to cross over. The new tram line (n.19) will connect the train station to the campus of TU Delft. This means the bridge will need to be wider and increase its structural strength.

In addition, the Province of South Holland, the bridge manager, asked to reduce the number of openings by increasing the vertical clearance of 1m.

The project consist of prefab concrete elements and a movable steel section. The new opening system (a “table bridge”) lifts up the steel section by 1m with four hydraulic pistons. Part of the project is the redevelopment of the banks to allow new functions to settle and live up the areas.

I worked as part of the team on the initial proposal studying alternative cross sections and cladding solutions. I worked on 2D and 3D drawings and on finalizing the visualizations.

Developed as part of a small team while working at Zwarts & Jansma Architects in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This project is made in collaboration with Royal HaskoningDHV and Movares.


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